International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8 every year ever since 1911. International Womens’ Day celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements along with marking a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
On Tuesday, Google celebrated International Women’s Day with an ode to the many roles women perform in their lives, from being a mother to a professional.
As the animated video begins, a mother is seen busy working on a laptop while also taking care of her child, a woman watering the plants, a woman directing a surgery in a hospital, and many more.
Doodle Art Director Thoka Maer illustrated this year’s International Women’s Day Doodle.
“I really hope that women feel seen and valued for whatever they’ve been doing and are doing right now. Getting up in the morning and getting through the day. Doing the dishes, holding on to the job or letting go of it, taking care of themselves and others. Those very basic things have been a huge piece of work since the beginning of the pandemic,” Maer said.
“From a mother working from home to a motorcycle mechanic teaching her skills to the next generation, each illustration depicted in today’s Doodle is connected by the common thread of how women show up for themselves, their families, and their communities. Happy International Women’s Day,” Google said in a statement on their Google Doodle page.
The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is Break the Bias. Whether deliberate or unconscious, the bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough, but action is needed.